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          A "preliminary" plan for content on Comcast-Spectacor's
     new sports network that launches in October includes
     broadcasts of Flyers and Phillies games, according to Deni
     Kasrel of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL.  Additional
     plans for the network, a joint venture with the Phillies,
     call for "extensive" news coverage, profile shows focusing
     on local athletes, team highlights and background magazine-
     type shows, as well as minor league games, college games and
     "extreme" sports.  Network VP/Programming & Production Sam
     Schroeder said the network will also "pay attention" to
     lifestyle issues related to sports, such as nutrition and
     exercise.  Women's sports will also "receive a fair amount
     of attention."  Schroeder: "We're seeing more interest in
     sports by women in general, so we'll have shows catering to
     that audience" (PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/14 issue).